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Ministry To Amend Act On Private Medical Institutions

Feb 11, 2011 9:40:44 PM - thesundayleader.lk

The Health Ministry has decided to amend laws to enable it to monitor private medical institutions.

Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a 12 member committee headed by Karunasena Hettiaarachchi, Chairman of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board to look into introducing and recommending necessary amendments to the Private Health Services Regulatory Council (PHSRC) Act.

The Ministry has decided to introduce amendments to the PHSRC Act of 2008 to enable the Health Ministry to gain access to private hospitals and nursing homes, conduct inquiries on public complaints regarding high fees and other issues in channeling doctors.